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Re: Not sure why I keep doing this to myself....

Post by scimjim » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:37 pm

scimjim wrote:
Lukeyboy46 wrote:Needed something to soak up some miles in comfort and style...
why did you buy that then?
manny wrote:..just yesterday i was offered a S430 Merc for £600!!! with just 93K on the clock....

this! :mrgreen:


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Re: Not sure why I keep doing this to myself....

Post by DarrylWebb » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:13 pm

It's a more admirable and interesting choice than some German tin on finance IMO. :) I do like an underdog.


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Re: Not sure why I keep doing this to myself....

Post by scim_rebel » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:25 pm

DarrylWebb wrote:It's a more admirable and interesting choice than some German tin on finance IMO. :) I do like an underdog.
Quite agree! Even if its not on finance, too.


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Re: Not sure why I keep doing this to myself....

Post by Dave 6726 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:33 pm

Dave 6726 wrote:I had an 827 for a couple of years - I'd have another one like a shot.............
....... and just accidentally found this: http://www.ajfmotorengineers-aylesbury. ... m?id=16524

When I stopped drooling, I considered the price and mileage and decided not to bother.......

Sorry, gents; it's an old age thing.



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Re: Not sure why I keep doing this to myself....

Post by tanuki » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:13 pm

manny wrote:..just yesterday i was offered a S430 Merc for £600!!! with just 93K on the clock....i have no space left :( ( five cars and growing no doubt!)
How about a Mercedes CL600 ?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2000-MERCEDES ... 2694184573

Oops ... just saw the latest bids ... it was just £1000 this morning :roll: ... and there are still 6 days to go :lol:

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Re: Not sure why I keep doing this to myself....

Post by manny » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:23 am

tanuki wrote:
manny wrote:..just yesterday i was offered a S430 Merc for £600!!! with just 93K on the clock....i have no space left :( ( five cars and growing no doubt!)
How about a Mercedes CL600 ?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2000-MERCEDES ... 2694184573

Oops ... just saw the latest bids ... it was just £1000 this morning :roll: ... and there are still 6 days to go :lol:

Fred

the 430 belongs to a good friend...it still on the cards!! i have driven it ...but a 4.3 v8 for £600 ( with MOT until next July!!) ...i think i may lose the battle to not take it...it's so rusty but in good mechanical shape otherwise... will it fit in a GTE??? :w



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Re: Not sure why I keep doing this to myself....

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:33 am

This rover arrived earlier this week, I can't believe how good it is!

There's is literally no rust under the car. The interior is immaculate and the engine runs perfectly. The paint is all original and has polished up an absolute treat.

I've ordered new brakes all round, timing belt kit and water pump and I should be well away! New rubber on all 4 corners too and it'll fly through an MOT

Very happy with it :)


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Re: Not sure why I keep doing this to myself....

Post by manny » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:42 am

Lukeyboy46 wrote:This rover arrived earlier this week, I can't believe how good it is!

There's is literally no rust under the car. The interior is immaculate and the engine runs perfectly. The paint is all original and has polished up an absolute treat.

I've ordered new brakes all round, timing belt kit and water pump and I should be well away! New rubber on all 4 corners too and it'll fly through an MOT

Very happy with it :)

well done young man!!...what are your plans with it ...



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Re: Not sure why I keep doing this to myself....

Post by Will Anderson » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:00 pm

Looks like there is a renaissance and you are in the vanguard. Your resale value has just gone up! :)
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Re: Not sure why I keep doing this to myself....

Post by Dave 6726 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:41 pm

Like I said................... :D



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Re: Not sure why I keep doing this to myself....

Post by Oxymoron » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:53 pm

Had a Rover 416 years ago, but it had the K series engine, which whilst being a sporty little engine it would blow it's head gasket for fun!


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Re: Not sure why I keep doing this to myself....

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:35 pm

Nearly ready for an MOT, full set of Avon ZV5's fitted, pads and discs all round, serviced and polished.

Timing belt is next week then I'm happy to drive it.

Turns out this is a GSI sport, which is a very rare beast indeed. As far as "howmanyleft.com" is concerned, only 6 are registered sorn and 1 taxed on the road!!

Obviously it's not a massively accurate site, but it gives a decent indication!


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Re: Not sure why I keep doing this to myself....

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:59 pm

One nice white car with new shoes and a clean.

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I'm going to have the little body work bits and pieces sprayed up at a body shop, and maybe replace the rear bumper.


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Re: Not sure why I keep doing this to myself....

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:07 pm

Anyone with a keen eye might spot my latest purchase hanging around in my new workshop ;)


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Re: Not sure why I keep doing this to myself....

Post by greeny » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:37 pm

So you have either bought a pug 205 a rover 75 touring or another scim????


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